Quote of the Day: Fred Shuttlesworth on Living Freely

The civil rights activist on what it takes to truly live.

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Fred Shuttlesworth

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You can read this quote from Fred Shuttlesworth, as quoted in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Why We Can’t Wait (1964), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about Shuttlesworth here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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